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The Lord Bless You and Keep You

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The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord lift his countenance upon you,
and give you peace,
and give you peace.
The Lord make his face to shine upon you,
and be gracious,
and be gracious;
the Lord be gracious, gracious unto you.
Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen,
Amen, Amen, Amen.


Source: Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #201

Notes

Scripture References: st. = Num. 6:24-26 The words of “The LORD Bless You and Keep You’ come entirely from Numbers 6:24-26 (RSV), well known as the priestly blessing and the Aaronic benediction. Martin Bucer and John Calvin introduced the Aaronic blessing to Reformed worship after the example set by Martin Luther's Formula Missae ("Formula of the Mass," 1523). Liturgical Use: Conclusion of worship, in which case it need not be repeated by the pastor; also appropriate during baptism, ordination, marriage, and other special occasions in Christian worship. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Tune

BENEDICTION (Lutkin)

BENEDICTION was composed in 1900 by Peter Christian Lutkin (b. Thompsonville, WI, 1858; d. Evanston, IL, 1931). This music is more an anthem than a hymn; it was called a "Farewell Anthem with Sevenfold Amen." Without the original series of "Amens," the current setting is accessible to congregations.…

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[The Lord bless thee and keep thee] (Meyer)


[The Lord bless thee and keep thee] (Mason)


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African American Heritage Hymnal #636TextPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #662TextFlexscoreAudio
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #673TextFlexscorePage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #446TextPage Scan
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #796TextPage Scan
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #581Text
Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #201TextPage Scan
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #483
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #231Text
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #103Audio
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #156Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #571
Sing Joyfully #625TextPage Scan
Sing! A New Creation #291Audio
Small Church Music #4091Audio
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #236Text InfoTextPage Scan
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #239
The Christian Life Hymnal #636
The Cyber Hymnal #3934TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #607TextPage Scan
The New National Baptist Hymnal #530
The Willard Hymnary #24
The Worshiping Church #845TextFlexscorePage Scan
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #776a
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #776b
Worship and Rejoice #749TextAudioPage Scan
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